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A while ago whilst I was on a hunt for a new face wash I came across this Garnier Essentials Refreshing Scrub. When it comes to face wash/scrub I tend to change the brand I use every so often. If I use the same product for a long period of time, I notice changes to my skin and I know then that it is time to buy something different. I normally stick to buying well-known brands though.
I brought this scrub solely because it was on half-price sale. For paying just around £1.60 if I remember correctly I could not resist not to buy. I have used Garnier products before from shampoos to make up remover or hair products and was generally satisfied every time and I know that they are well known good quality beauty brand so was happy to buy this product without much thinking about it.
This product comes in 150ml tub with the flip top lid. The tub is light green in colour with picture of grapes on it and it claims to be "Enriched with grape extract". This product is aimed for normal to combination skin; I have normal skin type so was happy with this.
This face scrub is white in colour and has very pleasant fresh smell to it. Upon squeezing a small amount of scrub into my hand, I straight away noticed the consistency is thicker than other face scrubs I have used before. It is more of creamy consistency with small green particles. Using of this product is easy just gently massage small amount of scrub onto the wet face and rinse thoroughly afterwards.
I am now on my second tub of this scrub. I use make up on a daily basis so need a good deep cleaning face wash to make sure my make-up is completely washed away and my skin can breathe overnight. The scrub leaves my face feeling smooth and fresh so happy that it actually does what it says on the tub. It doesn't leave my face dry nor it causes any blemishes although I do not suffer with blemishes a lot apart from occasional one or two now and then.
I think this is brilliant product for the price I paid (I managed to get it half price again for £1.60). Even on full price, this face scrub cost just over £3 it is cheaper than other leading brands, I have previously paid of £5 for face wash.
This product is widely available on-line, in Boots or any big supermarket store; I get mine regularly from Sainsbury's but have seen it recently on offer 2 for £4 in Boots which is again a bargain.
I would recommend this product if you just looking for something to deep cleande your pores and refresh your face after a long day. 5/5 from me as not found any problems.
I first bought Garnier vitamin enriched scrub as it was on special offer in Superdrug, buy two for £3.99 or one for £4.03 I usually use Superdrugs own brand but at this price I just had to try it.
The scrub comes in a 150ml light green tube which stands on its top making it easier when coming to the end to squeeze out. The first thing I noticed about this scrub was the lovely fresh and fruity smell which I found invigorating. The scrub is easily squeezed out and is a creamy texture and white with green micro particles in colour. I gently rubbed the product into my face, I say gently as the only down side to this product is it can feel abrasive on your skin if you rub it in to vigorously. This product is easily rinsed off leaving no residue on my skin. I use this product every day as I have combination skin and am prone to spots so I have to exfoliate daily to keep them under control.
Garnier has a skin naturals philosophy:
* Use whenever possible, naturally derived active ingredients, which have been carefully extracted to preserve their quality and purity.
* Have been formulated and dermatology tested to ensure effectiveness and respect for your skin.
I found that after using this scrub my skin feels so soft, nourished and purified due to the added grape water and vitamin E. I will be buying this product on a regular basis from now on as I just love it.
Will also be reviewed on Ciao under 81caroline
I normally always use St.ives facial scrub but I couldn't find it on offer anywhere so I decided instead to get the fresh essentials scrub from Garnier as it was 2 for £3.99 at superdrug's. Facial exfoliation is very important to me because even though I do not wear any make up at all I do have large pores and they can get clogged up regularly if I do not exfoliate. I was desperate for a facial exfoliator and I have had trouble in the past finding a good one. I don't like the gel based ones because they are very ineffective at deep cleaning the skin. I also didn't want to spend a huge amount of money on an exfoliator so this was a good one to try.
The exfoliator is presented in a light green tube that is faced down just like the St.Ives bottle. The exfoliator is easy enough to take out and as it is in a tube it isn't exposed to the environment until it is taken out of the tube. It is a white thick cream like consistency with green exfoliating particles. I have found that sometimes there are quite a lot of exfoliating particles and sometimes very few when I take some out. This is because the mixture hasn't been thoroughly mixed and so I get too many sometimes and too little other times. This is annoying because the exfoliating particles seem to be quite harsh in my opinion and so too many of them is not good. The exfoliating particles are made from fruit seeds and are green. The particles seem to be a bit rougher than the St ives ones so I don't scrub as hard.
According to Garnier this srub purifies, smoothes and invigorates. I would agree that it invigorates skin, in that it wakes me up in the morning. It doesn't make my skin as smooth as I would like it to but it does level it out. Purification to me means hydration and clean pores. My pores were definitely cleaner but I don't think that they were as clean as if I was to have used StIves.
The scrub works well at removing dirt from the environment and pollution. It also has Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that counteracts the harmful UV light from the sun and any other free radicals which are very bad for the skin as well as health. This is the major advantage of this scrub. As I use a spf moisturiser on top it is not a major issue but it gives me extra protection which I like. The scrub is creamy so it feels much better on the skin and it is easy to remove. Gel based ones are not very good at leaving the skin and they take much longer to remove. The scrub does have an overbearing perfume smell to it that I really don't like and although it does do away once rinsed off the face it is too powerful and it makes me think that there is an awful lot of chemicals in the scrub. The smell does seem very artificial in that there are a lot of chemicals producing the smell.
After loving the cleansing milk from the Garnier Fresh Essentials range i noticed my mum had brought the Vitamin-Enriched Facial Scrub. So i pinched a bit whilst in the shower (cheeky i know). The scrub is lightly exfoliating which i love in a face product as it makes your skin glow and takes cleansing to another level.
It rinses off well and doesn't really have a smell to be honest, which to me, is a good thing. The scrub is very gentle, just like all Garnier skin products, and didn't make my skin feel tight and squeaky (which i HATE!).
After drying my face it felt clean, smooth, moisturised, and it looked dewy and lovely :)
Also what i liked about it was that it made all the rough little blackheads i get on my nose and t-zone REALLY smooth and basically non-existant! Fantastic! I've never found a facial product that has done that.
I would highly recommend this.
To my darling St Ives Invigorating Face Scrub
You know how I feel about you. For many, many years now I have been faithful to you - I have never needed another scrub as you have satisfied my needs so wonderfully well. You look good, you smell good, and you are on special offer so often too. And you make my face feel so wonderfully soft and smooth - how could I ever want another?
But my darling, I have been tempted and led astray.
This is how it happened. I was shopping recently and spotted an amazing two for £3 deal on Garnier products in my local supermarket. So, along with a face wash which I have also reviewed, I found myself tempted by this face scrub. I pondered long and hard - how could any other scrub live up to your fantastically high standards? But I was overwhelmed with desire to try something new - who doesn't need a little bit of excitement in their lives now and then? But honestly, part of me was hoping that the Garnier scrub would disappoint so I could rush back to you my love.
Garnier looks a lot like you, St Ives. Your style, shape and size are identical - you know I've always thought you to have a wonderful figure. But there was something different and exciting about Garnier. I think it was the fresh, vibrant colours that first attracted me - all that sexy green and white. Garnier promised to deeply cleanse my skin and leave it feeling velvety - how could a girl resist? And full of grape water and vitamin e too!
My dear St lves - I never thought Garnier would scrub like you. But just one squeeze and I could see that Garnier was rich and creamy, yet full of lovely gritty bits. And the smell - so fresh! It was the first thing I noticed when I started using the scrub. I had been nervous about this elicit encounter up till then but now I had I started I just couldn't stop!
Garnier was so easy to use. The texture was thick and rich, and I could feel all the scrubby goodness! All my guilty feelings were being rubbed away as I enjoyed my new squeeze so much! The fresh fragrance woke me up and really kickstarted my day - it cleared away the cobwebs and left my face feeling deliciously soft and smooth. You smell good too of course, but this was so different to your scent and it just made me feel so good!
And I must confess - since this fateful morning I have been back for more! The feel of something new has been too much for me to resist, especially when it feels as good as this.
Oh, St Ives. It's not you - it's me. I don't want to lose you for good, but I just think I need to experiment a bit. Can we come to some arrangement? Maybe you can see other people too - I don't mind if MrD secretly uses you now and then. And in the end, I'm sure I'll come running back to you...
Please forgive me.